Check out the books that we have in the library that have been or are on their way to being a movie in 2020.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London’s masterpiece. Based on London’s experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike. (goodreads.com)
Emma by Jane Austin
Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect. (Goodreads.com)
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Lara Jean didnt expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they werent. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jeans feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? (Goodreads.com)
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows. (Goodreads.com)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens’s own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens’s power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: “There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens’s exultant imagination…you can never quite forget them.” (Goodreads.com)
Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
Rumour has it ARTEMIS FOWL is responsible for every major crime of the new century.
Just twelve years old and already he’s a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family’s fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping.
Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise.
Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous — and extremely high-tech — fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war? (Goodreads.com)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as imperious as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors of England, until a locked-up garden captures their imaginations and puts the blush of a wild rose in their cheeks; “It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of roses which were so thick, that they matted together…. ‘No wonder it is still,’ Mary whispered. ‘I am the first person who has spoken here for ten years.'” As new life sprouts from the earth, Mary and Colin’s sour natures begin to sweeten. (Goodreads.com)
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
THE TURN OF THE SCREW, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James.
Due to its original content, the novella became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader. (Goodreads.com)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
The lovable doctor and his devoted animal friends — including the two-headed pushmi-pullyu — head for Africa to combat a serious epidemic plaguing the primate population. (goodreads.com)
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
With lonely Ben aboard, brave dragon Firedrake seeks mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace. Over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they meet fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage – and cross a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons and bring them the true meaning of home. (goodreads.com)
The One and Only Ivan by K.A. Applegate
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.
Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. (goodreads.com)
The Witches by Roald Dahl
A REAL WITCH is easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth.
What’s even more horrifying is that real witches don’t look like witches. They don’t ride around on broomsticks and they don’t even wear black cloaks and hats.
So how can you tell when you meet one? Read this story about the most gruesome gang of witches imaginable and you’ll find out all you need to know. (goodreads.com)
After We Collided by Anna Todd
Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose except her.
After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship and Hardins mysterious past Tessa is beside herself. (goodreads.com)
Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is. (goodreads.com)
Release date: TBA
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity–and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Ages 12+
Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of homeschooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. (goodreads.com)